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for the white house as romney did last week. it should be interesting with those two. >> expect them to talk budget numbers and the wonkiness that everybody is talking about. >> we'll see. >>> well, gas prices across the country are still soaring, hitting a national ample of $3.81 a gallon. drivers in california are feeling the pinch like never before. prices across the state soared to a record $4.65 a gallon. you see some even higher than that. a lot of it being blamed on a series of problems, including a refinery power outage. governor jerry brown took emergency steps to increase the supply, but it could take several more days for prices to level off. >>> in venezuela it's another victory for hugo chavez, handily winning and it will leave him in power for six more years. he left his supporters to vote in the street. voting turnout was the highest in decades. some waited for hours but the election was peaceful. >> some people thought he was vulnerable, but he pulls it off. >> apparently not. >>> police in colorado say a backpack found in the town of superior is likely linked to a 10-year-ol
want to talk to you about right in the middle of the crisis, governor romney and you are talking about this again tonight, talked about the weakness, talked about apology from the obama administration. was that really appropriate, right in the middle of the crisis? >> on that same day, the obama administration had the exact same position. let's recall that they disavowed their own statement that they put up earlier in the day in cairo. we had the same position. it's never too early to speak out for our values. we should have spoken out right away when the green revolution was up and starting when the mullahs in iran were attacking their people. we should not have called bashar assad a reformer when he was turning his russian-provided guns on his own people. we should always stand up for peace, for democracy, for individual rights. and we should not be imposing these devastating defense cuts because what that does, when we equivocate on our values, when we show -- >> am i going to get anything to say here? >> it projects weakness, when we look weak, our adversaries are able to attack us
talking about saving big bird. [ laughing ] [ cheering [ >> romney's comments about big bird are the target of a new spoof tv ad from president obama's cam paint mocks romney. -- >> big bird. >> big, yellow, men noise our economy. mitt romney knows it is not wall street you have to worry about, it is sesame street. >> i'm going to stop the subsidy to pbs. >> mitt romney taking on our enemies no matter where they nest. >> sesame street has asked the obama campaign to take down the ad even though it has not officially hit the airwaves yet. >>> report shows mitt romney is capitalizing on the boost from the debate. poll out this morning shows romney has reached his highest personal popularity of the campaign favorability rate something 47% compared to 51% who see him as unfavorable. president obama's rating 55% compared to 44% unfavorable. >> the vice presidential candidates square off -- >> thursday. you can watch it here starting at 6:00. >>> in napa county anybody living here the fairgrounds can expect to hear a big boom in less than half an hour. the napa valley bomb squad pl
the deficit. you heard robert gibbs talk about big bird and the targeting of big bird by governor romney. coming out of that pbs cited poll showing it's the most trusted public institution and it only takes about 0.01% of the federal budget and not seeing big bird show up. was it a mistake to target him? >> george, it wasn't a targeting. it was a, you know, just pointing to one example. as you know, governor romney would move us toward a balanced budget with a 5% cut in nonsecurity discretionary spending and eliminate a number of perhaps and consolidate a number of others. i think with jim lehrer there from pbs, he made the point from a joking reference. look, you have to borrow money from china to pay for these programs, is it worth it? that's the test that should be applied if we impose it on future generations. big bird, i can tell you, as the father of three children grown now, but any father who's gone to a toy store knows that big bird is a pretty commercially successful entity and whether or not we should be subsidizing it, and you can cite, oh, it's not that big a percentage of t
obama. >> you talked about mr. romney's debate performance. we know the vice presidential debate is this week and there had been memorable moments before. we remember this from four years ago. >> nice to meet you. hey, can i call you joe? >> you can call me joe. >> can i call you joe. that was sarah palin holding her own against joe biden and this memorable moment from 1998 debate, vice presidential candidate lloyd bentsen saying this to dan quayle as he said he he had as much experience as jfk. >> jack kennedy was a friend of mine. senator, you're no jack kennedy. >> two very memorable lines but you made an interesting observation. >> they are quite famous but both were uttered by losing candidates. paul ryan and joe biden know the stakes are huge for this debate. this is brand-new terrain for ryan. biden has more pressure on him than last week after the man at the top of the ticket did not deliver. >> rick klein with the bigger picture, thank you. >>> a reminder right here, "one on one, the candidates debate" on thursday night, diane and george right at the desk. jake tapper an
for their support. >>> let's go to george and our special guest, ann romney, to talk about "dancing with the stars." >> neither one of us ever thought we would be doing this together. >> quite amazing. >> it is "dancing with the stars" time, now. last night, the dreaded double-elimination. two champion couples sent home. >> the couple with the lowest overall total of judges scores and viewer votes and leaving the competition right now is -- our season two champion, drew and anna. another former champion falls. helio and chelsie. >> drew lachey, and anna trebunskaya, along with helio castroneves and chelsie hightower. this is like a finals. all of you are champions. someone has to go home. sorry it's so early. >> yeah. >> it's one of those things that you knew you were getting into when you signed on to the show. there's a lot of champions. a lot of runnerups. someone has to go home every week. i wish it wasn't us. but that's the way it works out. you know, we'll move on. life goes on. >> drew? >> drew, ann romney has a question for you. >> i have a question for you. how did you like your scoring o
on the road. president obama coming to san francisco this afternoon. mitt romney is enjoying a bounce in virginia to talk foreign policy. tahman bradley has the latest. >> reporter: overnight, the stars came out to help president obama. bill clinton and katy perry were on hand at a fundraiser one of five vents expected to ad 10 million dollars to the campaign -- after mr. obama and democrats raised 181 million dollars last month. thanking the performers the president made a joke about his lackluster performance last week. >> the president: they perform flawlessly, night after night. i can't always say the same. >> reporter: mitt romney is on the stump, drawing huge crowds, 9,000 in florida. >> you have the chance to hear his answers or his nonanswers. [ laughing ] >> now of course we are hearing his excuses. >> reporter: new poll confirms rom tphaoep picked up momentum after the debate, president obama is leading three points after up by six points at his peak. tahman bradley, abc news, washington. >>> report out in new jersey about the work of tsa screeners. the report says screeners
years so there is a significant event. mitt romney says the drop isn't good enough. >> reason its come down is more people just stopped looking for work. >> this news is not an excuse to try to talk down the economy to store points. it's a reminder this country has come too far to turn back now. >> this romney campaign feeling energized but the jobs report may squash some of the phone shall momentum. stocks rally early and there is a mixed closing dow closed at 13610. >> new unsealed legal documents reveal details in the case of a san jose teacher accused of child molestation. that indicates the principal knew the lurid detail buzz failed to report the teacher. >> there is almost since she was initially charged in this case attorneys have been trying to keep notes sealed and there is a three pages. the principal wrote almost a year ago. >> this teacher is facing felony charges, prosecutors say he molested five girls at ob wailly elementary school. and this is notes taken by the principal. the three pages are notes the principal hand wrote when one child came forward and told her what's
talk shows." most analysts believe in the debates romney scored a victory over the president. here's george stephanopoulos this morning. >> i think the president understood that he had been performed up to his own expectations pretty quickly into -- after he got off the stage that night. but look, george, i think what is interesting, it's not -- i think it's who showed up on the republican side. you know, a clone that looked a lot like mitt romney. >> people saw the real mitt romney. i think that's why you saw the revise. i know, george, you thought it was a tie but most other objective observers felt gov. romney did do a good job of making the case for his policies. >> his plan does. >> well, as we heard the running mates will be debating in prime time this week vice president joe biden and ryan facing off on for wren and domestic policy. lisa argen is here now and we have a lifting of the overcast. you see the sun on the bay bridge back there. >> yeah. not quite beach record but santa cruz nice and sunny with temperatures in the mid-50s. that water temperature about 54 to 55. and
chose to attack. >> my friend says that 30% of the american people are takers. romney points out 47% of the people won't take responsibility. he's talking about my mother and father. talking about the places i grew up, my neighbors. he's talking about, he's talking about the people that built this country. all they're looking for is an even shot. >> president obama, he had his chance. he made his choices. this is not what a real recovery looks like. you deserve better. mitt romney and i want to earn your support. we're offering real reforms for a real recovery for every american. >> at least it was a lot better watch than the romney/obama. meanwhile hashtag mularkey is trending nationwide. and martha raddatz has received 80,000 twitter mentions, some saying martha for vice president. >>> next, our political insiders are going to tell us who made the grade tonight. [ feedback ] attention, well, everyone. you can now try snapshot from progressive free for 30 days. just plug this into your car, and your good driving can save you up to 30%. you could even try it without switching your i
have no idea what you're talking about. >> reporter: last week mitt romney dominated in his first debate against president obama. in an exclusive interview with abc news' diane sawyer, the president admitted he had a bad night. >> your supporters have been saying, this wasn't a bad night. you didn't show up. >> as i said, there's no doubt that i can make a better case, which is why i'm so looking forward to tuesday. >> is it possible you handed him the election that night? >> no. >> reporter: but polls among likely voters show romney did get a boost after the debate. and he's taking advantage of it. >> we can't afford another series of budget deficits of roughly $1 trillion a year. recognize, this is not just bad for the economy. it's bad for jobs. >> reporter: brandi hitt, abc news, danville, kentucky. >>> abc news is proud to play a special role in tonight's debate. abc's chief foreign affairs correspondent, martha raddatz, will serve as moderator. she checked out the stage in danville yesterday. we wish her good luck. >>> the main event tonight, beginning at 9:00 p.m. eastern.
think mitt romney is the kind of guy that slams the door behind himself? >> i don't talk about other candidates. i don't talk about other people. all i can talk about is my husband and the values that he brings. >> one senses this harvard educated attorney has trained herself to side step conflict. observe when we asked her about the tape from a private fund raiser where mitt romney said 47% of americans believe they are victims. what do you think we learned about mr. romney in those tapes? >> you know, again, i do not even begin to, you know, get into that kind of back and forth. i do know that barack has made, i think some very eloquent statements about those remarks that i completely agree with. i don't think that i have got any more to add than what he said. >> what is clear to me. >> she learned to measure her word carefully. in february of 2008, she was roundly criticized for comments she made during this speech in wisconsin. >> for the first time in my adult lifetime i'm really proud of my country. >> her remarks ignited a firestorm. >> i am proud of my country. i don't know a
, who spoke before romney, saw that charge coming. >> today's news, certainly is not an excuse to try to talk down the economy, to score a few political points. it's a reminder that this country has come too far to turn back now. >> reporter: but there was more. when the former ceo of general electric took to twitter and the air waves, suggesting the obama campaign cooked the numbers. >> i don't know what the right number is. but i'll tell you, these numbers don't smell right when you think about where the economy is right now. >> reporter: many experts laughed off the charge. but the labor secretary, whose department compiles the monthly report, was not laughing. >> i'm insulted when i hear that. it's really ludicrous to hear that kind of statement. >> reporter: now, we know that here in florida, along with mitt romney, is rob portman, who plays president obama in debate preparation. they'll be doing a bit of that today before an event tonight. the president has nothing on his schedule. we don't know what he's doing. no guidance on whether he's preparing for the next debate. as for t
'll review it. today a big bird banner over a romney rally. and singer will.i.am warming up an ohio crowd tonight with a familiar theme song. ♪ can you tell me how to get how to get to sesame street ♪ >> reporter: the president talking sesame on the stump. >> elmo is making a ride for the border. oscar hiding out in his trash can. governor romney plans to let wall street run wild but he's going to bring the hammer down on "sesame street." >> reporter: the president here in ohio tonight, the same time as mitt romney underscoring just how crucial this battleground will be. no republicans won the white house without, diane, as we all know without ohio, diane, without you too, and we learned tonight that governor romney will be spending four days of this week alone right here in ohio, where i'll be spending some time the next couple of days. >> you have a lot of noise behind you tonight. thank you, david. from ohio on the campaign trail and david and the rest of the abc news political team will join george stephanopoulos and me when the vice presidential contenders face off "one on one, t
in battlegrounds state polling, florida has turned into a must-win for the campaign. ann romney expressed confidence. >> we are going to win florida. >> mrs. romney stopped by a campaign office in orlando and surprised the volunteers with pizza and a pep talk. >> we appreciate all the work you're doing, all the help you're giving us. >> otherwise it was a quiet day on the campaign trail. the obama campaign reported that it raised a whopping $181 million in september, combined with the republican party. more now that any presidential campaign has race. the romney campaign has not released its september tallies. president obama took the day off. he and the first lady are celebrating their 20th 20th anniversary today. the marital milestone fell on wednesday-october 3rd. the president was preoccupied. >> i just want to wish, sweety, you happy anniversary, and letout know a year from now we will not be celebrating in front of 40 million people. >> yesterday it was the runningg mate -- running mates. >> you have policy wonk in paul ryan, and joe biden, everyone's uncle. >> ama: president obama
talking, paula. i didn't fall for nothing. oh. >> i can't help it i'm compassionate. >> mitt romney likes the costco shirts. a year's worth of toilet paper. >> hey, girl. >> now they're offering home furnishings. >> those are my dirty socks. be careful now. >> stinky. >> the first man to plunge to earth at the speed of sound. when we come back. >> are you okay? >> oh, lord. ♪ can you take me higher >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by united health care. >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by united health care. ♪ let's go there thing, but it doesn't cover everything. only about 80% of your part b medical expenses. the rest is up to you. so consider an aarp medicare supplement insurance plan, insured by unitedhealthcare insurance company. like all standardized medicare supplement plans, they pick up some of what medicare doesn't pay. and save you up to thousands of dollars in out-of-pocket costs. call today to request a free decision guide to help you better understand what medicare is all about. and which aarp medicare supplement plan works best
turned into a must-win for the romney campaign. ann romney expressed confidence in her husband's chances there. >> we are going to win florida. >> mrs. romney stopped by a campaign office in florida and brought pizza and a pep talk. >> we appreciate the help you are giving us. all the work you are doing. >> otherwise it was a strangely quiet day on the campaign trail. obama's campaign raised $181 million in september, the more money than any campaign has raised in a similar month. the romney campaign has not yet released their september tally. president obama took the day off. they were planning to celebrate their 20th wedding anniversary. the marital milestone fell on wednesday, october 3rd but the president was a bit reoccupied. >> i just want to wish, sweetie, you happy anniversary and a year from now we will not be celebrating it in front of 40 million people. >> this week it's the running mates turn in the pressure cooker. the vice presidential debate is set for thursday night. >> there will be a fireworks. you have joe biden who is sort of everyone's uncle, for better or worse. abc
. >> reporter: ryan today tweeted this photo of him and his 7-year-old son, sam, writing, "great pep talk from one of my most trusted advisers." ryan's challenge? to be seen as credible and keep romney's momentum going. in most battleground states, the race is essentially tied, and obama's lead in ohio appears to be narrowing. ryan has only previously participated in around eight debates for his congressional seat. the vice president has run for president twice, debating 16 times, plus squaring off against sarah palin for the gig he has now. >> can i call you joe? >> reporter: biden has been cramming, studying ryan's positions and the book, "young guns" that the congressman co-wrote, looking for fodder. >> i just want to make sure when i say these things that i don't have the congressman, "no, no, no, i don't have that position." >> reporter: though he is known for gaffes and verbosity, the structure of the debates seems to help the vice president, forcing him to be concise and stick to script. >> he's fast on the cuff. he's a witty guy. he knows who he is and he's been doing this for 40 years
but the broadcaster says it's not pleased wlt message and asked the campaign to take the ad down. romney responded with his own attack autos these are tough times with real serious issues. so have you to scratch your head when the president talks about saving big bird. >> narrowing polls and strong debate last week reenergized the campaign, polls show a tightening race with just four weeks until election day. the vice presidential debate is coming up this week and you can watch it thursday here at 6:00 p.m. >> democrats who are backing drop 30 asking the woman funding prop 38 to hold off on launching television ads. and there is a political battle. >> with proposition 38 behind in the polls this civil rights attorney slammed a competing tax measure pushed by governor brown. proposition 30 funding public education through an income tax hike showing it may claim to fund schools but probably raided through the back door and her brother is funding nornl campaign. >> this is why sacramento is behind it. >> the staff does not want to happen. in fact, pro prop po ads have thus far stayed positive. >> i t
. >> reporter: this crossing the country the past few weeks not to mention a slew of talk shows. >> he's funny. i'm funnier. >> and the anniversary. >> reporter: it was then the anniversary, not exactly the date of her dream. she did get a hug from ann romney. >> is there a certain sisterhood between women who are in this position? >> absolutely. and this is something that barack and i have talked about, we've learned this over time, whoever makes this kind of sacrifice, they deserve a pat on the back because that's how this democracy woulds. >> outside the white house there's chatter about how much is the first lady influencing policy. how do you see your role in that regard? >> i rarely step foot in the west wing. in fact, people are shocked when they see me there. >> reporter: the first lady has long said her most important role is mom in chief. and now the teenager. >> i have a 14-year-old son. he's got a question. it's hard enough to be 14, he said, if your parents aren't the president and first lady. if you don't live in the white house. how do you help her negotiate that really treacher
-win for the romney campaign. ann romney expressed confidence in her husband's chances there. >> he stopped by an office in florida and brought pizza and a pep talk. >> we appreciate the help you are giving us. >> otherwise it was a strangely quiet day on the campaign trail. they raised $181 million in september, the obama campaign. president obama took the day off. they were planning to celebrate their 20th wedding anniversary. the marital milestone fell on wednesday, october 3rd but the president was a bit reoccupied. >> he just want to wish, sweetie, you happy anniversary and a year from now we will not be celebrating it in front of 40 million people. >> this week it's the running meat's turn in the pressure cooker. the vice presidential debate is set for thursday night. >> there will be a fireworks. you have joe biden who is sort of everyone's uncle, for better or worse. abc news, washington. >> president obama will be in the bay area this week for another fundraiser. he will be taking part in a concert and rally tomorrow at san francisco's bill graham's vic auditorium. tickets start at
romney taking on our enemies no matter where they nest. >> these are tough times with real serious issues. you have to scratch your head when the president spend the last week talking about saving big bird. >> how did you find out your name had been mentioned in the debate? >> oh, i got a million tweets. >> oh, okay. so you're on twitter. >> no. i'm a bird. tweeting is how we talk. >> okay. >>> i asked for 12 agents. his response to that was -- you are asking for the sun, the moon, and the stars. >> they can treat me as a monster, but they can't take away my heart. in my heart, i know i did not do these alleged disgusting acts. >> it is just a tragedy compounded by the fact that we have a man who was convicted and won't come forward and showny any attrition for what he's done. >>> to have a shot. six days later, you are fighting for your life. >> these individuals are no different than counterfeiters. instead of manufacturing fake rolexes, they're manufacturing fake drugs. >> and the webcam shoes an undeniable web in doping, a sophisticated dopeing all aimed to s
in ohio on wednesday, mitt romney said he's confident that ryan will have a strong performance. >> i think paul ryan will do great. thank you. >> reporter: in an exclusive interview with diane sawyer, the president talked about what he expects from joe biden. >> what's your message to joe biden about tomorrow night? >> well, i think -- you know, i think joe just needs to be joe. >> reporter: biden scored points in his last debate four years ago, in what turned out to be the most-watched vice presidential debate in history. >> the notion that somehow because i'm a man, i don't know what it's like to raise two kids alone. i don't know what it's like to have a child you're not sure is going -- is going to make it. i understand. i understand. >> emotional moment four years ago, jon. the audience could top that audience tonight. and it's coming as we're getting new, solid polls from the key battleground states of virginia, florida, and ohio. >> reporter: yeah. this is the key thing. we've seen, in national polls, romney has gained on the president in some cases. actually moved ahead of the pres
talking about last week's debate. the president was not really trying to defend his performance. vice president biden's goal, halt mitt romney's momentum. paul ryan, he'll do anything to keep it going. abc's diane sawyer sat down exclusively with president obama and she asked him, what happened at that first debate? >> well, governor romney had a good night. i had a bad night. >> how bad? >> well, it's not the first time i've had a bad night but i think what's important is that the fundamentals of what this race is about haven't changed. >> reporter: romney is on the hot seat. he told iowa's des moines register, quote, there is no legislation with regards to abortion that i am familiar with that would become part of my agenda. but that's a stark difference from the tone during the primaries. >> do i believe the supreme court should overturn roe v. wade? yes. >> planned parenthood, i'm going to get rid of that. >> reporter: before he left for kentucky, ryan was grilled by reporters, but romney seeming to downplay what he would do about abortion as president. >> our position is unified,
taking on our >> mt.t romney taking on our >> republicans say the president's campaign is showing signs of de >> these are tough times with real serious issues, so you have to scratch your head when the president spends the last week talking about saving big bird. >> election day, weeks away, getting a solid read on where the race stands is not easy. a new center taken after the dee, the president's acknodged wasn't on his a-game at the showdown. >> after the debate i had a bunch of folks come up and say, don't be so polite, don't be so nice. >> but his campaign insists his performance didn't change the fundamentals of the race. >> what was being presented wasn't leadership -- that's salesmanship. >> the narrowing polls are making some democrats nervous. so the pressure is on vice president biden in his debate tomorrow night against paul ryan. republicans say paul ryan will be ready for battle. rob and sunny, back to you. >> karen, thanks a lot. tomorrow the candidates for vice president who will meet face to face. our own martha raddatz will moderate. abc will carry it live. it all kic
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